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Views sought on Swaffham school expansion plans


By Lynn News Reporter


Swaffham News
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Two Swaffham schools could become full primaries under new proposals intended to help meet future demand.

A public consultation is underway on the plans for the current Swaffham CE Infant School and the Swaffham Junior Academy.

And drop-in sessions will take place at the sites this week for local people to have their say.

Officials say the proposal, which will not come into force before September 2020 at the earliest, would see both schools accommodate children up to the age of 11, as well as offering early years provision from the age of two.

The infant school would be known as the Heartwood CE Primary School, while the junior academy, which would become the Swaffham CE Primary Academy.

Education chiefs say the plans have been drawn up following talks with governors and school sponsors.

A document published by Norfolk County Council said: “They will provide sufficient places to meet future demand due to housing and population growth

“Norfolk County Council’s policy on school organisation is to favour all through primary schools where these are achievable.”

More information about the plans will be available during drop-in consultation events taking place at the junior academy tomorrow and at the infant school on Thursday. Both sessions are from 6 to 7pm.

Anyone who wants to take part in the consultation can return forms to the schools, email schoolreview@norfolk.gov.uk complete an online survey at https://norfolk.citizenspace.com/childrens-services/swaffham or write to School Organisation Team, FREEPOST IH 2076, Floor 8 (Bay 29), County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2BR.

The consultation closes on December 13.



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